BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined executives of Shipt, the same-day delivery marketplace, and local officials today to announce that the company plans to grow the state’s technology industry by creating more than 800 new jobs in Birmingham over the next several years.
As part of an overall economic development package, the City of Birmingham has committed up to $1.7 million to support Shipt’s growth strategy through programs aimed at professional skill development, hiring local talent, and attracting software engineers and data scientists.
The expansion comes amid a strategic push by the Birmingham-based company to add new retail partners and speed the rollout of its marketplace delivery service across the United States. The hiring will increase Shipt’s corporate workforce to more than 1,000 people over several years.
“By simplifying life with innovative technology for personalized grocery delivery, Shipt is positioned for rapid growth,” Governor Ivey said. “The ideal location for this growth is its hometown of Birmingham, and we’re committed to helping the company develop and attract the talent it needs to fuel its expansion plans in Alabama’s ‘Magic City.’”